Adam Marshall, M.A.
Turning Points in U.S. History

Course Details

Turning Points in U.S. History is 12 lessons from 8 youth history books, from English settlement attempts in eastern North America in 1584, to the assassinations of President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. Each lesson falls under a broad theme, such as "beginnings," "The Cold War," etc. Students are encouraged to read the books from which the lessons were drawn (listed on the course overview document). Page numbers are referenced frequently in the lesson slides. There are twelve video lessons, and "to learn more" links to videos and other curated resources. This class is ideal as a homeschooling curriculum in history and social studies or for independent learning. Come along and study these turning points and their legacy in the history of America


USPM Lesson 01

The history and fate of the English Colony on Roanoke Island, theories surrounding its demise, and what we know today

USPM Lesson 02

The American Revolution and George Washington's Spies: How Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War Theme: The American Revolution

USPM Lesson 03

Overview of The American Revolution, Benedict Arnold, and other key events and people.

USPM Lesson 04

Stealing Freedom: The Underground Railroad.

USPM Lesson 05

Stealing Freedom: Ann Maria Weems and the Underground Railroad: One young girl’s escape to freedom.

USPM Lesson 06

The Great Chicago Fire: A Colossal Disaster in American History. Theme: Gilded Age America

USPM Lesson 07

Catching Lincoln's Grave Robbers: The bizarre tale of the men who tried to steal Lincoln's body, and the men who captured them.

USPM Lesson 08

World War II and the Nazi Hunters: Overview of World War II in Europe.

USPM Lesson 09

World War II and the Nazi Hunters: Hunting Adolph Eichmann

USPM Lesson 10

President Kennedy has been shot: Kennedy, Oswald, and the events of November 22, 1963.

USPM Lesson 11

Chasing Dr. King's Killer: Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement Theme: Civil Rights

USPM Lesson 12

Chasing Dr. King's Killer: The pursuit of James Earl Ray